Royal Danish Army

In the years leading up to World War Two the Danish had a standing army of around 35.000 troops and after the German invasion of Poland the Government ordered the mobilisation of all reservists, which took the total to 55.000. This force was kept on stand-by until the end of 1939 when around 40.000 were sent home on winters leave. So out of a possible strength of 55.000 men, only around 15.000 troops were at their stations when the Germans invaded, and about 50% of these had around six months military training and these were mainly split between the Zealand and Jutland divisions.